Non-halogen flame retardants are needed for sustainability trends such as clean energy or wood construction, said Maggie Baumann, FRX Polymers and pinfa-na at CAMX, the Composites and Advanced Materials Expo. The presentation, online here, shows that FRs are growing 6 % in Automotive and a compounded rate of 3.6-3.7% overall per year (BCC and GrandviewResearch.com), nearly twice as fast as overall speciality chemicals. Fire safety is a societal demand, and essential for sectors such as electronics, electric vehicles, timber construction, thermal insulation, etc. FR chemicals are innovating fast, principally in non-halogens, to enable fire safety in new materials with improving environmental and health profiles, with major new commercially successful products over the last 20 years. These are validated by 3rd party assessments or ecolabels such as GreenScreen or TCO.
“Working toward more sustainable fire safety solutions”, M. Baumann, pinfa-na at CAMX 2020, 21-24 September 2020 virtual https://84f03413-c13d-4e90-9e4d-2faa848203db.filesusr.com/ugd/c82d2b_5d6d3a3ee60f4010a88d730e55acbef7.pdf